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The Forked Stick

Dec 23, 2016

Show 28 – Gifts of Starlight


In this show, Jeff Stockton, Nikiah Seeds and John-Luke Edwards are in conversation with Renee Baribeau

On this show we consider and reflect of the gifts of starlight.


Renee is known worldwide as, “The Practical Shaman.” As a gifted sage, mentor, healer, blogger, author, and soul coach, she injects humor and practical wisdom into her dynamic, inspirational workshops. The “Awakening Compass,©” featured in her new book, The Winds of Spirit, is a navigational tool designed to provide guidance, focus and clarity of direction in your life, no matter which way the wind is blowing.

She is a contributing author to, Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Live Your Best Life Now! with New York Times bestselling author Jack Canfield. Renee has also been featured in, The Five Principles of Everything.

Renee is the “Go-To” Soul Coach for innovative change-makers, a dynamic spiritual speaker and workshop presenter. She injects humor and practical wisdom into her dynamic, inspirational WindWork® workshops. Renee will be making a presentation on Nature Based Traditions at the “Religion in Society Conference” in London in 2017.

Her book, Winds of Spirit (Feb 2018) will provide practical tools to navigate change in a turbulent world, by restoring faith and harmonizing with Nature. Renee became interested in these ancient whistling tools while doing research for the book.





Tu scendi dale stelli” You came down from the stars written by St. Alfonso Maria De LIGUORI. Sung by Luciano Pavarotti 12 October 1935 – 6 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. He made numerous recordings of complete operas and individual arias, gaining worldwide fame for the quality of his tone, and eventually established himself as one of the finest tenors of the 20th century. This famous Italian carol is from ‘Christmas all over the world;’ released in 2000 available from Amazon.


If you’re a star” is the new animated video from Amy Lee, the Grammy Award-winning co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band EVANESCENCE. The song is taken from Lee's children's album, "Dream Too Much", which was released via Amazon. The LP, which features 12 newly recorded songs, including seven originals and five popular covers, was made available for Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan to exclusively stream and enjoy on Prime Music, at no additional cost to their membership. In addition, the album is available for all customers to purchase and download in MP3 format in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain and Japan



When you wish upon a star is a song written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for Walt Disney's 1940 adaptation of Pinocchio. The original version was sung by Cliff Edwards in the character of Jiminy Cricket, and is heard over the opening credits and in the final scene of the film. The song has since become the representative song of The Walt Disney Company. The recording by Cliff Edwards and Chorus was released by Victor Records as catalogue number 261546 and 26477A (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice Label as catalogue number BD 821.


Ossan-Gar and the Wraiths” is a traditional story of the Sagh’ic Tradition, told and re-enacted during the Festival of Gheol on the second moon of winter.